The City Deal for Western Sydney brings all tiers of government together
The City Deal for Western Sydney addresses the disconnect that has existed between commonwealth, state and local governments for NSW fastest growing region, Stephen Albin, CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW said today.
Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Mike Baird launched the Western Sydney City Deal, a planning, investment and delivery partnership.
Changes to foreign investor stamp duty and land tax to worsen housing affordability
The announcement today by NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian that the NSW Budget will introduce a foreign investor surcharge on stamp duty and land tax on residential real estate will worsen housing affordability in NSW.
Foreign investment plays a critical role in the investment of housing supply, and in turn, housing affordability. The changes for foreign investors include a 4 per cent stamp duty surcharge on residential real estate, commencing on budget day, and a 0.75 per cent land tax surcharge on residential real estate to commence in 2017.
UrbanGrowth NSW decision to breakdown site at White Bay Power Station welcomed by UDIA NSW
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW welcomes the decision made by UrbanGrowth NSW to redevelop the White Bay Power Station site into smaller parcels of land and developing a masterplan for a world class site.
The NSW Chairman of UrbanGrowth NSW, John Brogden announced the closure of the Request for Proposals (RFP) Process for the White Bay Power Station.
Vivid Ideas showcases a digital app that will transform how we connect to build our cities and save architects millions
Today at Vivid Ideas Sydney, City Life Labs showcased the Urban Pinboard, an e-platform being developed to connect everyone in the urban real with on one simple, easy-to-use, cost and time saving application.
“The Urban Pinboard is going to revolutionise the way we connect to build our cities,” Stephen Albin CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW said.
Intergenerational report shows government must lift effort to end supply crunch
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) urges both state and federals politician to take note of the Intergenerational report released today, highlighting the the need for the development of more housing over the next 40 years as NSW continues to be in undersupply.
The Future State: NSW 2056 report shows that while there has been an uplift in residential construction since 2012, we still have an accumulated housing undersupply of 100,000.
UDIA NSW sets agenda for building world-class regional cities in New South Wales
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW held the Regional Cities Summit at Rothbury in the Hunter Valley today to discuss how to build world-class regional cities in New South Wales.
The Institute brought together the brightest and most influential people to talk about how to plan our regional areas in New South Wales to be world-class.
Support for Federal Government road works in Western Sydney while State Government urged to fast track Greater Macarthur Land Release
The Urban development Institute of Australia (NSW) welcomes the Federal Government investment in Western Sydney today but urged the state government to keep pace.
"We welcome the Federal governments investment and we urge the NSW Government to fast track the approval of the Greater Macarthur Land Release," Stephen Albin, CEO of the UDIA NSW said.
Mayors collaborate with industry leaders on a clear vision for Western Sydney
Western Sydney may be an election battle ground but today, the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW has brought Mayors and Councillors together with industry to share their vision for the rapidly growing region.
Western Sydney is experiencing unprecedented growth, and is expected to reach the size of Adelaide within a few decades.
The UDIA NSW Western Sydney Luncheon at Sydney Olympic Park was a full house, with over 450 of the urban development and property industry leaders present, the largest number of industry representatives ever to attend the event.
Changing noise measurement system for second airport will create uncertainty in Western Sydney
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW welcomes the Commonwealth Governments consultative approach to the second airport but urges the government to prevent delays and scrap any further discussion to change the reliable method of measuring its noise impacts.
Planning Reform: A New Approach
UDIA NSW Chief Executive Stephen Albin said today is the first step in modernising a planning system which has been around longer than the Commodore 64 computer. In order to deal with NSW’s growth in a responsible manner the planning system must be equipped with the right tools.